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Pilot killed in plane crash near Marble; two survive

Aspen Times staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

MARBLE, Colo. – The male pilot of a small plane carrying two female passengers died when the plane crashed early Sunday morning near Marble, the Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office said.

Both passengers survived and were transported to the Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, but it was unclear how serious their injuries were, the sheriff’s office said.

A sheriff’s deputy at the scene said one passenger was able to walk to a nearby home, where she broke in and called authorities, an Aspen Times photographer said.

No names were released Sunday pending notification of the victims’ families.

The sheriff’s office said investigators believe the women are from Arizona and the pilot was from Missouri.

The FAA is investigating the scene.

The Associated Press reported that the plane was a 1956 Beech G35 owned by William Fritts of Osceola, Mo.

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